Riverside High School to Honor Legendary Coach Tom Work

Photo courtesy of Riverside High School Alumni Association Facebook page.


The Riverside High School alumni association announced that they will honor legendary former Head Coach Tom Work by renaming Riverfront Stadium in his honor.

Work was the head coach at the Lower Valley school for 14 years in where he went 4-4-2 in his first year in 1992 but built a decade long powerhouse at Riverside thereafter.   Work coached at Riverside for a total of 21 years, creating a golden legacy in the Riverside community.

The former UTEP graduate would go on to win 137 games as head coach, including an impressive 13-9 playoff record for an El Paso team to go along with nine district titles and 10 bi-district crowns.  Work also led Riverside to six straight district titles from 2000-05 and had five different seasons in where his teams won 10 or games.

The 2004 Riverside team led by running back Tony Gonzalez can be considered one of the best teams in El Paso History, making it to the third round of the 4A state playoffs including an appearance at Texas Stadium to cap off a 12-1 campaign.

There is a dinner planned in his honor, and the renaming ceremony will take place this Friday when the Rangers host Burges.

For more info visit the Riverside High School Alumni Association Facebook page.


-Alex Nicolas Reporting

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